photography

I’ve been going through a hard time here in Atlanta. In so many ways this city reflects my own state in life. Chaos, things being uprooted and ripped apart, a daily struggle. I use art as a healing mechanism. I used to paint when I was going through a rough break up years ago. It allowed me to take my mind off of pain and put so much time and energy into creating something beautiful. It was an expression of myself and where I was at in my life.

I used to take pictures. I would just grab my camera and go out into the world. It forced me to pay attention to the details of my surroundings. It forced me to face the world. I could find beauty in the ugly places; graffiti in the alleys, nature growing in the cracks of concrete, beautiful people that you pass everyday without looking up to see their faces. Now I need this more than ever. I need to find beauty in the world because I am losing sight of the good things.

So before I get out and start developing film again I thought I’d give myself a kick start by sharing some work by other people, maybe get a little inspiration.